Chimney Rock Elevage 2007

Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 109502
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WE93
  • WS93
  • W&S91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • RP91
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

In 1990, we created the first vintage of our proprietarily named red wine blend: Chimney Rock Elevage. This French word literally means "rearing"or "breeding." When applied to wine, it describes the transition that takes place between fermentation and bottling, suggesting that the winemaker's role is that of a proud parent, who guides the young wine through its critical journey from barrel to bottle. A beautiful Bordeaux style blend from the renowned Stag's Leap District of Napa Valley.

Ruby red in color with a dense purple hue.

Licorice and cassis dominate the aromas but there are delicate hints of mint, coffee and vanilla.

Smooth and round in the palate this wine has density with elegance, power and grace. Long finish with balanced acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"A stylish Bordeaux style blend that works on finesse and polish at the expense of power and thrust, resulting in a refined, complex, detailed wine of considerable flavor and dimension, ending with a smooth, soothing aftertaste. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2012 through 2023."
93 Points

"A brilliant Bordeaux blend, just captivating for its lush fruit, elegance and classy balance. Remarkable for the integrity of tannins, so sturdy and refined, so pure and sweet. A feminine wine, to judge by its soft allure, and yet packed with power and integrity. Beautiful now, although it's easily one for the next five to seven years. A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot."
93 Points

"A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and petit verdot, Elevage is a full, generous red in 2007. It's brimming with cool blue fruit and bitter chocolate tannins, finishing soft, spicy and long. Ready for filet mignon."
91 Points

Learn About Chimney Rock Map ItMap It

Situated on the famed Silverado Trail in Napa Valley's renowned Stags Leap District, Chimney Rock is recognized as one of the world's premier fine wine producers. Chimney Rock was established in 1980 with the goal of creating wines that would compete against the best Bordeaux. The estate's location in the Stags Leap District, Napa Valley's smallest and most acclaimed sub...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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